Falcon – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29504

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a one-day heat wave on Friday favoured us with temperatures in the mid-twenties (°C). However, we have now fallen back to a more normal state of affairs with temperatures well below 10 degrees.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29492

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Greetings from Ottawa, where today is the Canadian Thanksgiving Day holiday. We 9a (from the Quickie) our neighbours to the south and celebrate a month and a half before they do.… Continue reading

DT 29480

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29480

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying a respite from the cold, wet, cloudy late summer weather with a few glorious warm, sunny early autumn days.… Continue reading

DT 29468

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29468

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the cool, wet weather continues. The west coast could certainly benefit from some of our rain, and we would gladly take some of their heat in return.… Continue reading

DT 29456

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29456

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather pendulum has swung to the other extreme. Whereas July was hot and dry with record-setting high temperatures, August has been cold and wet with below normal temperatures.… Continue reading

DT 29444

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29444

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Greetings from Ottawa, where I have no idea what is going on in the world. I returned from spending several days at a campground where I have no access to electricity, newspapers, radio, television, or Internet just in time to do this blog.… Continue reading

DT 29432

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29432

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have just come through the hottest July in 99 years with 18 days on which the high temperature exceeded 30° C.… Continue reading

DT 29420

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29420

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Greetings from Ottawa. Yes, I’m back again, pommers having graciously agreed to a swap of assignments so I can make myself available for a family celebration next week.… Continue reading

DT 29414

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29414

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing a brief respite from a record-setting string of some ten consecutive days where the temperature exceeded 30° C. Not only has it cooled off to the mid-twenties but we are getting some much-needed rain.… Continue reading

DT 29402

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29402

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weather remains unsettled. While I solved this puzzle, a violent thunderstorm raged outside dumping torrential amounts of welcome rain on my parched garden.… Continue reading